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The Art & Life of Roy Lichtenstein

By Rubin, Susan Goldman

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ISBN
978-0-81099-492-8
Publisher
Abrams


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2008

Gr 4-8 Bold and graphic, with an attractive design, this title will appeal to budding artists and comic-book fans. The reproductions of Lichtenstein's work are large format, in full color, and provide eye candy for kids who aren't interested in reading the text. Cleverly inserted in between Lichtenstein's pieces are reproductions of the classic and comic-book art that inspired him, such as Henri Matisse's "The Red Studio" and even advertisements for shoes....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Roy Lichtenstein may not be as famous (or infamous) as Andy Warhol, but surely he deserves a place beside the growing number of Warhol books for children. While both artists came up with similar Pop Art ideas at about the same time, their personalities couldn't have been more different. Rubin begins in 1961 with a glimpse at Lichtenstein's first foray into cartoon art reproduction, Look Mickey, the painting that launched his fame. Roy's New Y...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2009

Rubin begins in 1961 with a glimpse at Lichtenstein's first foray into cartoon art reproduction, , the painting that launched his fa...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on ,

In an insightful and accessible biography, Susan Goldman Rubin describes the life and career of an artist whose playful sensibility makes him especially appealing to kids. Roy Lichtenstein said he "always wanted to know the difference between a mark that was art and one that wasn't," a theme that is explored throughout this book. Rubin traces the genesis of specific Lichtenstein paintings and explores the controversies his work generated. While his comic-book-inspired paintings are now accla...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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